Panera Bread, the fast casual restaurant chain which owns and/or franchises 1800 bakery-cafes has deployed WhenToManage cloud-based software.
WhenToManage tailored the design of its applications to improve the usability of Panera’s back of house system. With the WhenToManage Solution, Panera Bread bakery-cafe managers will be able to access operational management systems through one simplified, accessible mobile dashboard. Here they can manage food costs, inventory, forecasting and employee communications.
Until now, cafe managers have required training on a number of different systems with separate log-ins. Going forward, they will only need training on one App. With just one click on a tablet or computer, the bakery-cafe manager can access and enter the cafe’s full operational console.
The new back of the house solution, powered by WhenToManage, is currently available to approximately 800 company bakery-cafes. They hope to have the Panera franchise community onboard by mid-2015 as well.